‘Archive 81‘ landed in January on Netflix where it quickly broke into the streaming service’s top 10. Despite the attention Netflix decided to not move forward with the title.
The series executive produced by James Wan “allegedly did not meet the threshold Netflix had set for the series based on its budget.” The eight-episode inaugural season is based on the found footage podcast of the same name.
In Archive 81” stars Underwater‘s Mamoudou Athie with “Altered Carbon” alumna Dina Shihabi, Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies), Matt McGorry (How To Get Away With Murder), Julia Chan (Katy Keene), Evan Jonigkeit, and Ariana Neal (Hidden Figures).
In the series
“When archivist Dan Turner (Athie) takes a mysterious job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994, he finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras (Shihabi) and her investigation into a dangerous cult. As Dan is drawn into Melody’s story, he becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.”